Bloody Mary Pasta Salad


For the Salad:

  • 12 oz. cavatappi
  • 1 c. crumbled cooked bacon
  • 1 c. chopped celery
  • 1 pt. cherry or grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 c. green bell pepper
  • 1 c. red bell pepper
  • 1 c. sliced red onion
  • 8 oz. mozzarella, cubed
  • 1/2 c. chopped green pimento stuffed olives

For the Dressing:

  • 1/2 c. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 c. red wine vinegar
  • 3 tbsp. prepared horseradish
  • 4 tsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 1/2 tsp. hot sauce
  • 3/4 tsp. celery seeds
  • Kosher saltFreshly gro
  • und black pepper


  1. In a large pot of salted boiling water, cook pasta according to package instructions. Drain.
  2. Meanwhile, make dressing: In a medium bowl, whisk together oil, vinegar, horseradish, Worcestershire, hot sauce, and celery seeds. Season with salt and pepper.
  3. In a large bowl, combine pasta, bacon, celery, tomatoes, green bell pepper, red bell pepper, onion, mozzarella, and olives.
  4. Pour over dressing until ingredients are combined and completely coated. Garnish with bacon and serve.

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